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Lennon up to speed

Posted on 28 September 2005  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon is promising to keep his speedy feet on the ground.

Aaron Lennon is promising to keep his speedy feet on the ground.

Seen as the only positive from the defeat at Grimsby, the lightning winger was centre of attention in Martin Jol's pre-Fulham media briefings before producing again against the Cottagers on Monday night.

The 18-year-old was named man of the match in the game televised live by Sky Sports as Jermain Defoe's goal secured a 1-0 win to push us up to fourth in the Premiership.

"I saw all the coverage in the newspapers and what the gaffer said about me and it was great for me personally that he highlighted what I did," reflected Aaron at Spurs Lodge. "It just gives you a lot of confidence.

Grimsby was so disappointing though and there were no good things to take out of it, although it was positive for me

"It's brilliant to see positive coverage when you're doing well but I'll just concentrate on trying to improve my game and trying to perform.

"It's good to have pace in the locker, you can use it and it frightens defenders if you go past them early on, they'll tend to drop off you and that gives up more space".

"I have to work on other qualities as well - movement off the ball, first touch, crossing and I feel I'm improving every day.

"The gaffer has told me that I have the basics and ability and has worked with me on my all-round game. That's helped me massively.

"I have to be more consistent and to perform in every game week in, week out. That's what I'm trying to work on. All the lads have been great to me as well."